Tag: Childhood favorite
Nilagang Baka

Nilagang Baka

Nilagang Baka Favorite Sunday lunch menu! I remember my mom used to cook Nilagang Baka every Sunday when we were growing up. This recipe is one of the simplest & effortless yet flavorful dishes you can make & also one of the family’s favorite Sunday dish.…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Like most kids, my daughters love meatballs! Whether it’s beef, chicken, pork or turkey, they wouldn’t say no to it! Well I love meatballs too… but I’m sure it’s not just a “gene” thing. I guess it’s more of the easy-to-chew goodness that makes meatballs a…

Suman sa Lihiya

As with most Asian countries, rice is the staple food in our country. Most Filipinos love eating rice. It’s something we enjoy not only during the regular meals of the day…but also during snack time in the form of kakanin (sweet delicacies). One of the popular rice…

Filipino Custard Cake

Today, I’m excited to share with you one of my favorite snacks during my childhood days in the Philippines. It’s neither pizza nor burgers and fries… it’s a cake! I just love cakes when I was little. I can eat it anytime of the day without…

Mango Cream A La Pie

Mango Cream a la Pie My recipe of Mango Cream A La Pie is very light & easy to make. My son can do it by himself! In fact, we make a lot of it every summer where mangoes are in season and are very sweet,…

Homemade Langkasuy Ice Cream

One of my favorite ice cream flavors when I was growing up is Langkasuy.  If you’re not from the Philippines, then probably you haven’t heard of it! Langkasuy is the shortcut for Langka (Jackfruit) and Kasuy (Cashew).  It was made popular by Magnolia Dairy Ice Cream. …

Cheesy and Creamy Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca is a favorite Filipino dessert which is usually served during fiestas and the holidays. Adapted from the traditional Spanish holiday dessert manjar blanco which means white delicacy, Maja Blanca is made primarily from coconut milk and cornstarch. It has the consistency of thick gelatine…

Pancit Sotanghon with Sardines

Last weekend was all rainy here in my side of the world. Though I don’t like rain (especially very hard rain that could stop me from doing things), I just love the sound of it. It kinda makes me feel relaxed. Ehhhr, I guess lazy is the…

Cassava Suman

Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy which is cassava wrapped in banana leaves, is a variation of the more popular Sumang Malagkit (steamed glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves). Aside from the more simple process of preparing Sumang Kamoteng Kahoy compared to Sumang Malagkit, this kakanin is a favorite merienda to many Filipinos because of…

Kalamay with Pinipig Topping

Kalamay is another favorite sticky rice-based kakanin (sweet delicacy) in the Philippines.  It comes in the form of a very sticky brown paste, although other colors in less viscous versions also exist. It actually has different versions, consistency, packaging and texture depending on location. In Bohol,…

Mais Queso and Ube Macapuno Ice Candy

It’s now summer in the Philippines, and it’s that time of the year again when I feel like I really want to go there so I could enjoy summer the way I used to. Just like here in Texas, the scorching heat of the sun back…

Tinolang Tahong (Mussels in Ginger Broth)

Tinola which is a ginger based soup, is an authentic Filipino dish that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. One of my favorite variations of it is the Tinolang Tahong or Mussels in Ginger Broth. This is a very nutritious and delicious soup that…

Chicken Lollipops

I remember how much I loved Goldilocks’ Chicken Lollipops. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes which I love eating with Filipino Style Spaghetti. In other countries, Chicken Lollipop is considered as an appetizer dish, but in the Philippines, it is considered as a main dish…